(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
See other formats

Full text of "Paper Crafts"

LED Robot Ornament 


Make Projects 

build, hack, tweak, share, discover. 

LED Robot Ornament 

Written By: Becky Stern 


Hot Glue gun & hot glue (1) 
Pencil or pen (1) 
Pliers (1) 
Utility knifed) 


Cardboard (1) 

Spray paint (1) 

LED Sewing Kit (1) 

or two LEDs and a coincell battery with 


Yarn, string, or other cord (1) 


Crafting under pressure is irresistible. This year the Craftzine gals suggested an ornament 
swap-- 12 days before Christmas. With a lot on our plates we all agreed to make time for 
crafting eight handmade ornaments each, and the deadline made it even more intense. 
Cheers to speed crafting! 

© Make Projects 


Page 1 of 5 

LED Robot Ornament 

Step 1 — LED Robot Ornament 

• Spray paint some scrap cardboard — I chose silver. 

• Sketch out your robot designs, either in a notebook first or directly on the cardboard. 

Step 2 

• Cut out your robots' bodies. 

• Cut legs and arms from small strips of cardboard. 

© Make Projects 


Page 2 of 5 

LED Robot Ornament 

Step 3 

• Glue on arms and legs. 

• Keep a bowl of ice water 
nearby when using a hot 
glue gun. 


Step 4 

• Pierce two holes for each LED with an awl. 

• Feed the LED legs through the holes, minding the polarity. The long (+) leads should both 
be facing the same way. 

© Make Projects 


Page 3 of 5 

LED Robot Ornament 

Step 5 

• On the back, twist the two long leads (+) together, and twist the two short leads (-) 
together. This is called wiring the LEDs in parallel. 

• Look for the (-) symbol near one side of the battery holder. Stack the holder on top of the 
LED leads matching + to + and - to -. 

• The circuit is the same as my LED shoe clips project as well as my firefly embroidery 
project . 

Step 6 

• Use pliers to twist the LED leads around the battery holder legs, and insert a battery to 
confirm the circuit illuminates the robot's eyes. 

• Use hot glue to secure the battery holder while it's still on. 

© Make Projects 


Page 4 of 5 

LED Robot Ornament 

Step 7 

• Slide a strip of paper between the battery and the holder to provide a pull-to-start tab. 

• Insert the battery in the holder, pinching the paper strip between. 

• Write "pull here" on the paper strip. 

Step 8 

• Draw buttons, dials, the current year, or any other decorations on your robot. 

• Don't forget to sign the back! 

• Glue on a loop of string for hanging. 

• Merry Xmas! 

This document was last generated on 2012-10-31 10:39:31 AM. 

© Make Projects 


Page 5 of 5